Hey Fellow Hitachi Owners:
I have a 42 inch HDS52A, bought in January and I've had nothing but problems with it. I too have the "flicker" that many forum members complain about. What more annoying is, and what seems unique to my TV, is that I have this white/green band or streak that you can see on the sides of my screen. It appears like a white haze during dark movie scenes, and like a light green images during very bright white scenes.
I have called hitachi numerous times, and had a service provider actually take the tv in to their shop. After being in the shop for three weeks, the technician called me saying that he could find nothing wrong with my TV. He theorized that it might be some interference inside my home. When they returned the TV, there was a nick on the glass. Fortunately, they were good about it and replaced the glass screen. I was just happy to finally get my TV back that I ignored this growing problem for a couple of months, but now its irritating me again.
Unfortunately, the problem has not gone away, in fact it might have become worse. The flicker does not annoy me as much as more as the white/green band. The problem is not with any of my cables, since I have both cable and satellite with Component/hdmi connections. I'm reluctant to call Hitachi back, because Im afraid that they would just take my TV again for almost a month just to find nothing wrong. My question is: Could there be anything Im doing that is causing this band/streak image problem? I tend to doubt it, but I want to check with fellow owners before I call Hitachi back. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!